If we win any prize money, it goes towards post production costs for our feature film (One Hell Of An Angel). Just to be selected for this audience choice contest is a win, because we had to beat out 90% of the international pool of talented filmmakers.
Make sure to watch on YouTube and click the "thumbs-up" button before December 18th at midnight.
Those votes will be counted by the National Film Challenge judges, not the number of views.
This was a fun project. From the writer perspective, this was an unusual process. We brainstormed as a group for several hours. In that time we went from one wildly different idea to another. What was a poker game between superheroes, took a sharp left turn into crazy true stories. One person had a situation where their parents left a wedding late and got into the wrong (yet identical) rental car…and the key worked.
The next day they went to put their bags in the trunk, only to discover it was full of drugs. Not theirs.
So we went along with this idea, and many thought it was too far fetched, despite the fact that it was true! We didn't want to waste our limited screen time on explaining how the key worked on the wrong car.
Then I remembered a story of a friend who was housesitting for a friend and decided to have a big pesto dinner party. But lo, they ran out of pesto and more people showed up. Luckily my friend found some frozen "basil" in the freezer and threw it into the giant pot, added some pine nuts,parmesan and viola! Except, that was frozen pot and they were unintentionally stoned for 2 days.
The basic elements of our story were there, and various great suggestions were made on how to marry them. Then Will and I kicked everyone out and hammered away on my computer until 3 am. We wrote, rewrote, cut, we laughed, we cried until it was done. Then, as happens with talented comedic actors, they made improvements and improvisations that only made the movie better.
My only regret is that Mathew's backstory was cut due to lack of time. Maybe I'll post that here some day.